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BTN LiveBIG: IU welcomes women students from war-torn South Sudan

Medakpwe Irene Draga left behind her family, job and home in South Sudan to earn a master’s degree in education from Indiana University. Her dream? To help turn around the fortunes of her nation, which is currently in the midst of a civil war that’s displaced more than a million people.

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BTN LiveBIG: Indiana is helping disabled graduates

When high school students with mental disabilities graduate, they all too often lack the knowledge, connections and support needed to seek full-time employment. They may have the skills to do a particular job, but they won’t know the first thing about how to search for openings, create a résumé or build up their professional network.

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BTN LiveBIG: Evans Scholarships driving education home

The Evans Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards available in the United States, and it has an influence over its scholars for not only the time they are in college but the years that follow. But the influence goes beyond the financial aid it provides the college students.

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BTN LiveBIG: B1G Continues To Lead Concussion Conversation

Just last Thursday, President Obama admitted to having one as a child. Major League Baseball star Justin Morneau is making national headlines for recovering from one. More and more parents of kids in sports are becoming increasingly fearful of one.

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BTN LiveBIG: Indiana students bring literacy to Rwanda

Two thousand students attend the Kabwende Primary Center in Kinigi, Rwanda, where they study reading and math in English, rather than in French or Kinyarwanda, the country’s other official languages. Yet when Indiana University students first visited the school in 2009, one year after its switch to an English-based education, not one Rwandan child had an English-written book to call their own.

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BTN LiveBIG: Quinn Buckner helping Hoosiers

With the distinction of being one of three people to have won a championship at every level of basketball – high school, college, the NBA, and the Olympics – Quinn Buckner knows what it takes to succeed. He also captained college basketball’s last undefeated team, the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers. That experience and leadership is now being put to work bettering the lives of others.

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BTN LiveBIG: Indiana women excelling in technology

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are no problem for college women; they can use those as well as any guy on campus. But when it comes to understanding what happens when they hit the control and the “C” keys on their laptops, they may not be quite so savvy. That’s the way Maureen Biggers, one of the founders of the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology at Indiana University, saw it.

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BTN LiveBIG: Hoosier women focus on philanthropy

The fan experience at Indiana University’s Assembly Hall is about to change for the better, thanks to the second largest donation from a woman in the university’s history. The 42-year-old building will see much needed renovations over the next few years thanks to a $40 million investment.

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BTN LiveBIG: Indiana professors earn Grammy nominations

When the 2014 Grammy nominations were announced this week, predictable pop stars like Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Daft Punk and Macklemore were among those who made headlines for their selections. Who else made the acclaimed list? None other than Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Wayne Wallace and IU sound media historian and producer Patrick Feaster.

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BTN LiveB1G: Indiana - BEST Competition

In this post, have a look at two parts of the “BTN LiveBIG – Indiana” TV show where we feature several stories that showcase the impact of people and programs at Indiana. But here we also share Indiana alum Julio Alonso’s story serving as executive director of the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Last fall, BTN gave students at Indiana the chance to live big, too, and sponsored Trick or Treat for Cans.

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BTN LiveBig: Indiana gets the spotlight

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“BTN LiveB1G – Indiana” debuts at 9 p.m. ET tonight following the Indiana at Penn State men’s basketball game. The episode will include several stories that showcase the impact of people and programs at Indiana.

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